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Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
Currently there is a lot of rejuvenation work ongoing. Most of the stores are clustered into sections. The museum gouses are worth seeing. Check out the cemetery where Eve is supposed to be buried. Also visit the art studios.
Balad is one of those places that you either find crazy, exciting, weird and varied or dirty, smelly, oppressive and confusing.
Because, in all honesty is is all of those things. Yes..it's rough and dirty with a varied mix of nationalities, and it's most definately...More
Jeddah Balad is historical place identified by world heritage site. Still you can see same old building whic were built on 15-18th centuries. Balad is famous for shopping. This is the place you can negotiate. So people who working in makkah region, going for vacation...More
يعتبر معلم قديييم في جدة حيث يحتوي على اسواق شعبية قدييمه ذات طراز قديم. وايضا فيه اسواق عالمية. ويمتاز معظم البضائع بالجودة العالية وبسعر جيد جيداً. وبالنسبه للتمور والحلويات فيه مكان اسمه خيام الربيع، للامانه اشوفه افضل مكان للحلويات والتمور. ويقولون اذا ما رحت البلد...More
I have been told by locals that Balad is among the oldest and most historic districts of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is here where the oldest known structures are located. The area is also known to be a haven for shopping buddies as it offers...More
AL Balad is the older part of Jeddah, You will find both popular and brand stuff. It is lovely to walk during winter months because of the good weather, I can't say the same for summer time.
You will find clothes, spices, gold, watches, and...More
Balad is one of the most interesting and authentic place in Jeddah where one can walk around and enjoy old narrow streets and historical buildings. It is especially lively during Ramadan nights when eveyone goes out; some art events are also in display in the...More
I lived in Jeddah for two years, only leaving last week. I visited Al Balad many times. The place is magical. I became friends with many locals, just by hanging out in their shops or meeting them on the street. People are very friendly and...More